April 7, 2015

While total avoidance of ultraviolet light sources is the most important practice for the XP patient, the following tips gathered from XP families will help in other areas of day-to-day living. Please feel free to send us more so we will share them. As always, please c...

April 7, 2015

 

 

Intro:

 

Civilization here on earth took off around 6,000 years ago. Where? Not in the arctic circle! Indeed, human societies tended to locate in warm regions when they enjoyed year round sunlight. Living outdoors for the most part is what we were designed to do.

 

Livin...

April 2, 2015

 

Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) is a scary diagnosis. It is considered a "rare disease" because it affects so few people each year. This means that it doesn't get as much attention or funding as other diseases. It also means that there's not as much information availab...

May 1, 2014

 

Symptoms

 

Wide range of symptoms:

 

Blistering or freckling after minimum sun exposure

 

Premature aging of skin, lips, eyes, mouth and tongue; with significant increased incidence of cancer in these same areas

 

Blindness resulting from eye lesions or su...

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